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fait ac·com·pli  audio  (ftä-kô-pl, ftä-) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. faits ac·com·plis  (ftä-kô-pl, -plz, ftä-) KEY 
An accomplished, presumably irreversible deed or fact.

ETYMOLOGY:
French : fait, fact + accompli, accomplished


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